Alicja Gronau

born 1957 Warsaw (Poland), graduated theory of music (with prof. Witold Rudzinski), composition (with prof. Marian Borkowski) and Postgraduate Studies of Music Theory (all with distinctions) at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). At present she is professor (Ph. Dr. Hab.) in that University, she’s head of Chair of Theory of Music and FCUM Doctoral Studies. Her pieces were awarded of many composing competitions at home and abroad. The most significant are: 1st prize at T. Baird Polish Composers’ Society Competition for Young Composers (for OKNA/Windows, Warsaw 1992), 4th prize at Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Choir Composers’ Competition (for Mironczarnie II, Gdansk 1992), distinction at Polish Composers’ Union (for Pentarchia, Warsaw 1987), 1st prize at Prof. Ivan Spassov Composers’ Competition  (for Invocazione – Sinfonia Vocale, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2001), 1st prize at Garden Music Composers’ Competition (for Poblyski/Flashes, Krakow, 2001), 1st prize at Opera na Zamku Composers’ Competition (for chamber opera I co wy na to? czyli cierpienia nowego Pirandella /And what will you say? – Suf­fer­ings of the New Piran­dello, Szczecin 2002). She is also a prize-winner of the Special Prize of Ministry of Art and Culture and the Wawrzyniec Zulawski Grant by ZAiKS (Polish Authors’ Society). Her pieces were often performed during festivals in Poland: International Young Composers’ Forum, Warsaw Music Days, Zamosc Music Days, Bydgoszcz Music Festival, Gdansk Meeting of Young Composers’, Laboratory of Contemporary Music, Warsaw Autumn, and abroad: 7th European Youth  Music Festival (Bern, Switzerland), Eighth International Mu­sic Theater Workshop „New Works in Opera and Music Theater” w Munchen (Germany), VI Festival International de Música Contemporánea Darwin Vargas, Valparaiso (Chile), Viñia del Mar (Chile), Divertimento Cham­ber Youth Orchestra – Ottawa (Canada), ArtSax Duo in USA, Música y Danza desde Polonia en el II Centenario de Chopin, Música Contemporánea Polaca, Sevilla (Spain), Odessa State A.V.Niezhdanova Music Academy (Ukraine), Kyiv National Academy of Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts (Ukraine). Her pieces were recorded on CD (one of them was awarded for Fryderyk Prize – famous polish music prize). Her didactic and science activity is concentrated on creative teaching, Dalcroze Method, integrated education, complete music analysis, musical-movement analysis, studies in 20th century music, compositional workshop and technique. She is co-authoress of three books and authoress of next two as well as many lectures and publications. She was a guest professor at Warsaw University, Zielona Góra University, Pomeranian Pedagogical Academy, Podlaski University, and abroad: Iasi University of Arts (Romania), Inter­na­tional Music Theater Institut, Munchen (Germany), Departamento de Musica, Faculdad de Artes, Uni­ver­si­dad de Chile, Santiago de Chile (Chile), Instituto de Música, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Val­pa­raíso (Chile), Conservatorio Superior de Música „Manuel Castillo”, Sevilla (Spain), Odessa State A.V.Niezhdanova Music Academy (Ukraine), Kyiv National Academy of Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts (Ukraine).